How to Get Married in Wyoming

Whether you are an in-state resident or you are planning your wedding from a distance, knowing how to get married in Wyoming can be tricky if you don't have any event planning skills. There is a long list of arrangements that you will need to make, but with the right help, you can successfully execute your big day.

Steps

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    Obtain your Wyoming marriage license at the county clerk's office. The general cost statewide is $25.
    • Call ahead to the clerk's office to get the hours of operation as well as confirm what method of payment that they accept. You don't want to show up with just a check or credit card and find out that they only take cash.
    • You don't have to be a resident of Wyoming to obtain your marriage license, and your Wyoming marriage license is valid statewide.
    • In Wyoming, there is neither a waiting period after the application nor after the license has been granted.
    • If either of you is under the age of 18 years, you will need parental consent. Anyone under the age of 16 years will require a court order to obtain a marriage license.
    • For those no longer with a previous spouse, be sure you know the date of death or divorce, and bring along a copy of your spouse's death certificate or your divorce papers.
    • Once you get your Wyoming marriage license, it does not expire. So you are better off planning-wise going ahead and taking care of this step sooner rather than later.
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    Find a Wyoming ceremony location for your big day.
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    Arrange for a Wyoming reception location that is large enough to accommodate the number of guests you plan to have in attendance.
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    Find other Wyoming wedding vendors to pull together your big day. These can include, but are not limited to, your photographer, caterer, DJ, videographer, florist and/or invitation provider.
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    Contact the wedding vendors that you are interested in, and discuss price and booking information.
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    Sign your contracts and send in your deposits.
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    Stay in touch with your vendors during the time period before the wedding to keep them apprised of any changes.
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    Contact your vendors by phone or email to connect the week or two before the event to confirm last-minute details.
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    Make final payments the week before the wedding, and then sit back to enjoy the fruits of all of your hard work.

Tips

  • Ask a close friend or family member to be your liaison with vendors on the day of your wedding. Make him or her the point person for any vendor questions or concerns so that you can enjoy your big day.

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Categories: Weddings